Don't believe the hype about Georgia's dramatic drop in COVID-19 cases

But that “welcome trend” appears to be a mirage. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office has since said that cases in the Peach State have not declined significantly and tracking data suggesting otherwise was misleading.

A big part of the problem: Some data for the week of May 2 were presented as coming chronologically before the week of April 26.

Another problem: Some data for early May are still missing.

That doesn’t necessarily mean those dire predictions were right. Put in the right order, the figures presented last week by Georgia health officials still suggest that the state’s COVID-19 cases have plateaued or even decreased slightly, notes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But these numbers are incomplete.